Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees have talked about Marlon Byrd; nothing close yet

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Marlon Byrd, though nothing is close yet. The Yankees would like to add a bat and have also talked about Josh Willingham, among others. They do not appear to be in on Alex Rios at this time." July 31

  • Will the Yankees get their reinforcements?

    Bombers Beat "Brian Cashman has said that he has “more work to do” in preparing the Yankees’ roster for a playoff run, and if the general manager is able to cross the finish line on anything, there could be new faces in the clubhouse on Friday at Fenway Park. Possibilities continue to float with Thursday’s..." July 31

  • Yankees offense provides big cushion and David Robertson, bullpen use every bit of it in 12-11 win over Texas

    New York Daily News "Tuesday night was all lined up to be one of the Yankees’ best wins of the season. By the ninth inning, it looked like it might be their worst loss. The Bombers exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning, then survived a bullpen meltdown for a nail-biting 12-11 win over the Rangers. “It was..." July 30

  • Yanks and White Sox talking about Danks, but gap still exists

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees and White Sox are still discussing John Danks as a trade possibility, but the latest word is the sides were still apart in terms of the package New York would send back. Danks, who is 9-6 with a 4.40 ERA, is a lefty the Yankees would like to have, but with two years to go on his..." July 30

  • Yanks step up interest in Cuban outfielder with $45M bidding war brewing

    New York Post "According to several people with knowledge of the situation, Cuban defector Rusney Castillo worked out for the Phillies on Tuesday at the club’s spring training home in Clearwater, Fla. Castillo, who was impressive in a Saturday workout in Miami that was attended by almost all 30 major league..." July 30

  • Mariners, Yankees considering Twins outfielder Josh Willingham

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees and Mariners are two of several teams looking at Twins slugging outfielder Josh Willingham as Thursday's trade deadline approaches. While Willingham is batting only .219 he has 10 homers and 29 RBI despite missing more than a month earlier. Willingham also has an expiring contract..." July 30

  • Michael Pineda ready for minor-league rehab stint

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees may be getting one of their four injured opening-day rotation starters back soon, as Michael Pineda got through a 45-pitch simulated game Tuesday. The next step will be for Pineda to go on a minor-league rehab stint, which will begin Sunday, when he makes his first rehab start (via..." July 29

  • Yu Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner”

    Hardball Talk "Quality, quality quote from Yu Darvish after last night’s win over the Yankees. A win which was only blemished by two Brett Gardner home runs. Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.”" July 29

  • Yankees designate Jeff Francis for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Two weeks ago the Yankees acquired Jeff Francis from the A’s as a roster reinforcement, but now they’ve designated the journeyman left-hander for assignment. Francis made just two appearances for the Yankees, both in relief, which continues a pattern of him moving from team to team with very..." July 28

  • Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring found in NY restaurant

    CBSSports.com "A Manhattan restaurant is not the place to leave a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring. Luckily for Drew Weber, the restaurant owner is a good samaritan and returned his diamond-laden ring despite being a Yankees fan. According to the Associated Press, Luigi Militello found the ring on the restroom..." July 28

  • 2d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Masahiro Tanaka stayed in NY to continue treatment. Girardi said he "feels better and better." Coming up on 3-week mark from PRP injection.

  • 2d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Mark Teixeira will take batting practice today on the field. If all goes well, he will be in tomorrow's lineup.

  • Danks remains a Yankee option in tough starters market for them

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees are still looking at White Sox left-hander John Danks as a trade possibility in what appears to be a diminishing starters market for them. Danks may be among the most likely rotation candidates for the Yankees, if not the most likely, as there's no evidence they're even talking to..." July 28

  • 3d
    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    Yanks are currently not in on Matt Kemp, according to a source.

  • 3d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Among teams that have checked in on #Rangers’ Rios, from my sources and @jonmorosi’s: #Mariners, #SFGiants, #Yankees, #Reds.

  • 3d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Rios’ six-team no-trade list, per @MDGonzales: #Yankees, #DBacks, #Rockies, #Royals, #Astros, #Athletics.

  • Blue Jays finally lift Bronx curse with victory over Yankees

    Toronto Sun "It took 18 attempts spread over two calendar years but the Blue Jays finally won a game at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. With Drew Hutchison pitching his best game in more than three weeks, the Jays snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh on a Dan Johnson infield single, then broke it open in the ninth..." July 27

  • Yankees eyeing Willingham, other bats, in addition to rotation help

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees, perhaps as concerned about their offensive issues as their rotation, are looking at outfielder Josh Willingham and some other bats. The Yankees may actually prefer Willingham to Marlon Byrd or Alex Rios, perhaps partly because of Willingham's reasonable $7 million salary and status..." July 27

  • Ichiro powers surging Yankees into wild-card lead with win over Blue Jays

    New York Post "The Yankees have found all sorts of unusual ways to win games this season, with their rotation in shambles and their lineup almost devoid of power. On Friday, they got a key home run from Ichiro Suzuki, who hadn’t homered in almost a year, and his three-run shot sparked a 6-4 victory over the..." July 26

  • Offensively challenged Yanks could turn to utilityman Pirela

    New York Post "When the Yankees spent over $450 million this past offseason, it underscored the lack of major league-ready talent in the team’s farm system. Indeed, only one of the organization’s top 10 prospects (as rated by Baseball America) has reached so far as Triple-A this season, and that would be..." July 26

  • New Yankee Capuano relieved to be back as a starting pitcher

    New York Post "The Red Sox’s trash is the Yankees treasure. Less than a month after Boston released journeyman Chris Capuano, the Yankees are counting on the 35-year-old left-hander to help in their run to the postseason. They are giving him the ball Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays — less than two..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami

    CBSSports.com "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • Yankees not being aggressive in pursuit of Ian Kennedy

    MLB Daily Dish "Though they do have some interest, the Yankees are not being aggressive in their pursuit of Padres' starter Ian Kennedy, according to a baseball source close to the situation. Though reports surfaced late Thursday night about discussions about a deal that would send Kennedy to the Bronx for..." July 25

  • Cashman prioritizes adding bat before August

    MLB.com "The reformulated Yankees rotation has performed better than Brian Cashman would have anticipated, and the general manager said that he'd prefer to focus his attention on acquiring a big bat as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. "It's weird," Cashman said in an interview with ESPN..." July 25

  • Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies for cash

    CBSSports.com "The New York Yankees have acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations, the club announced Thursday evening. The Yankees will be the third franchise for Capuano this season, as he started off with the Red Sox and was later released on July 1. He..." July 25

  • Tanaka feeling only marginal improvement

    MLB.com "Masahiro Tanaka is still reporting discomfort in his right elbow, 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, but the Yankees are still hopeful to have the right-hander return to the big league mound this season. Tanaka was diagnosed with a small tear of his right ulnar collateral..." July 24

  • Grounds crew struggles in rain-shortened game as Yankees beat Rangers, 2-1

    New York Daily News "The Yankees needed only five innings to beat the Rangers Wednesday night. The grounds crew must have felt like it worked much longer – and harder – than the players. A storm rocked the Bronx during the fifth inning, bringing the game to a grinding halt with the Yankees clinging to a one-run..." July 24

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    Anthony McCarron @AnthonyMcCarron

    Yanks announce that Sabathia's knee surgery went "as planned."

  • Kelly Johnson goes on Yankees’ disabled list with groin injury

    Hardball Talk "Kelly Johnson isn’t as needed in the Yankees’ lineup following the trade for Chase Headley and now he won’t be available at all for a while, as the utility man has been placed on the disabled list with a strained groin. Johnson signed a one-year, $3 million deal this offseason and has played..." July 23

  • 7d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees place Kelly Johnson on the DL with a strained left groin. Chris Leroux called up to help out the bullpen, Bruce Billings DFA.

  • Chase Headley drives in winning run in debut as Yankees walk off with win over Rangers

    New York Daily News "Welcome to New York, Chase Headley. Less than 12 hours after being traded, the newest Yankee made his presence felt immediately, lifting the Bombers to a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Rangers with a single in the 14th inning. “There’s a lot of nerves there,” Headley said. “But I kind of..." July 23

  • Masahiro Tanaka still has elbow pain

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Masahiro Tanaka, the ace of his pitching staff, is still feeling discomfort in his pitching elbow despite not having picked up a baseball since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection 10 days ago. Speaking on ESPN New York..." July 23

  • Strip club offers Jeter free lifetime pass

    Huffington Post "Who needs retirement gifts like a rocking chair and gold watch? Nothing says congratulations on a brilliant baseball career quite like freebies at a... strip club? An all-nude joint in New York City is offering Derek Jeter and the rest of the Yankees organization free lap dances Sept. 7, the..." July 23

  • Jeter becomes Yanks' all-time doubles leader

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter moved ahead of Lou Gehrig and into first place on the New York Yankees all-time doubles list with a two-bagger into the left-field corner in the ninth inning of tonight's Yankees-Texas Rangers game." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Mikolas has best start of season; Rangers defeat Yankees in NY, 4-2

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Miles Mikolas became the first Rangers pitcher since June 28 to pitch at least seven innings. The Rangers have 18 outings of at least seven innings this season; Yu Darvish has 10 of them…. When Mikolas loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, he got Derek Jeter to bounce to second..." July 22

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Chase Headley is about to join the Yankees. Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire him from the Padres.

  • Yankees get Chase Headley

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. The Yankees traded infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula to San Diego in exchange for Headley, who could..." July 22

  • Yankees have talked about John Danks; talks in early stages

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees, to no one's surprise, have checked in on White Sox lefty John Danks. The Yankees, having lost four starting pitchers to injury, are seeking to upgrade their rotation even after the acquisition of Brandon McCarthy is paying off early. Danks, still only 29, is 8-6 with a 4.35..." July 22

  • 9d
    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Teixeira will have the next 3-4 days off with a mild lower lat strain. No DL as of now.

  • Yankees' Michael Pineda remains on track for August return

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the reinforcements the Yankees are counting on to help a sapped rotation down the stretch is Michael Pineda and the right-hander remains on schedule for an August return. Out since late April with a back injury, Pineda has thrown one live batting practice session and is expected to throw..." July 20

  • Bombers decline to sign Mo’s son to contract

    New York Post "The Yankees announced Saturday they have signed 26 of their 39 selections in the 2014 amateur draft, and one name stood out of the 13 players who didn’t sign: right-handed pitcher Mariano Rivera, selected in the 29th round. Rivera is, of course, the son of the Yankees’ legendary closer. Yankees..." July 20

  • McCarthy, big bats lead Yankees past Reds, 7-1

    New York Post "For two days in their post All-Star Game, playoffs-hopeful world, the Yankees began talking about injuries and how 80 percent of their starting rotation at the beginning of the season was now on a first-name basis with assorted surgeons and physical therapists. But after each game, they ended..." July 20

  • Tanaka still in pain, but hoping rehab will be enough

    New York Post "Less than two hours before it was announced that CC Sabathia would have season-ending knee surgery, Masahiro Tanaka remained optimistic he would not have to undergo a procedure of his own. Tanaka, who was discovered to have a slight tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament following a start..." July 20

  • CC relieved to avoid microfacture

    ESPN New York "Fearful his career could be in jeopardy, CC Sabathia had trouble sleeping as he awaited word if he needed microfacture surgery or a less serious arthroscopic procedure on his ailing right knee. Sabathia will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery this Wednesday, but his doctors told him it..." July 20

  • Prices soar for Derek Jeter ceremony

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees' surprise announcement on Friday that the team would officially honor its retiring captain Derek Jeter on Sept. 7 sent ticket prices for that game soaring on the resale market. The average list price for the home game in the Bronx against the Kansas City Royals went from..." July 19

  • Phelps stars, bats finally wake up as Yankees roll past Reds

    New York Post "Fielding errors by Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter were about to sabotage David Phelps when the stubborn right-hander — whose best attribute is his competitiveness — refused to let the fourth-inning boots ruin the night. With an unearned run already in and the Yankees’ slim lead gone, Phelps..." July 19

  • CC Sabathia to have season-ending surgery on Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Welp, that’s that: The Yankees have announced that CC Sabathia will have season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery on July 23. It is not micro-fracture surgery, as many were speculating he needed, but is more of a procedure to clean out his right knee." July 19

  • Yankees GM to target pitchers at trade deadline

    ESPN New York "Yankees GM Brian Cashman is aggressively trying to upgrade his starting staff, which has seen four-fifths of its opening day rotation end up on the disabled list. "I have to reinforce our pitching, in my opinion," Cashman said in a phone conversation Thursday. "I have things that I feel I have..." July 18

  • 13d
    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Yankees have signed LHP Rich Hill and assigned him to Triple-A to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.